Print, Copy, Scan
UD ONEcard & Flex
UD students, faculty and staff are encouraged to use their University of Delaware ID cards (UD ONEcards) instead of purchasing Library Copy Cards.
The University of Delaware Library accepts Flex as payment for printing and copying services. Credit and debit cards are accepted as payment for large format printing, copy services performed by Center staff, digital media purchases, and digital transfer services. For users seeking cash, Banking Services provides campus ATM locations.
UD assigns many student UD ONEcards a $5.00 computer printing allowance twice a year. This allowance may be used for printing in UD computer sites but is not valid for photocopying. After the allowance is expended, printing may be purchased using Flex dollars encoded on the card. Print jobs are released to the printers at the VendPrint Release Stations. Payment is taken from either the print allowance or Flex.
Printers and photocopiers are located throughout the Library (see map for locations). All accept payment using UD ONEcards or Library Copy Cards.
Library Copy Cards
Users without UD ONEcards may purchase and use Library Copy Cards for photocopying and printing. Library Copy Cards are sold at the Student Multimedia Design Center service desk on the Lower Level and through a Value Transfer Station (VTS) machine on the first floor near the Circulation and Reserve service desk. Each Copy Card costs $1.00 and value may be added with cash using the Value Transfer Station (VTS) on the first floor.
Adding Value to Flex
Value can be added to either the UD ONEcards or Library Copy Cards using cash at Value Transfer Stations located throughout campus (including one on the first floor near the Circulation and Reserve desk; see photo). VTS machines take paper currency and add whole dollar amount only (exact change is required). Value can not be added to UD ONEcards or Library Copy Cards using credit or debit cards.
Printing from University of Delaware Library computers requires a UD ONEcard or University of Delaware Library Copy Card, as described above. Print jobs from desktop computers in the Student Multimedia Design Center are released at the Print Release Station in front of the service desk.
Free printing allocation: Many students’ UD ONEcards receive $5.00 as a free printing allocation every January and July. This free printing allocation does not purchase photocopies. After the free allocation is used, printing fees debit UD Flex accounts (see fee-based printing below). Carry-over of unused free page allocation is not provided.
Printers are located on the first floor and lower level of the Morris Library (see map for specific locations).
Fee-based printing: Rates apply to all individuals.
- $0.04 per black and white page printed duplex (both sides of one piece of paper), the default printer setting
- $0.05 per black and white page printed simplex (one side of one piece of paper)
- $1.00 per color page printed simplex (one side of one piece of paper) NOTE: color printing is available only to UD students, faculty, and staff using the computers in the Student Multimedia Design Center.
Please confirm print options before releasing print jobs. Print jobs directed to the color printer cost $1.00 per page, even if the content is black and white. Inform Library staff of any problems with printers and copiers when the problem occurs. Funds cannot be put back onto Library user’s cards or cash refunded after prints or copies are made.
Note that only 10 (ten) copies of a document may be sent to the printer at a time and that each document is limited to 100 pages.
Computer printing services offered at the service desk include printing on 8.5″ x 11″, 8.5″ x 14″, or 11″ x 17″ paper, large format printing, printing on specialty paper, and lamination. Printing services fees may be paid at the service desk using UD Flex accounts, cash, check, debit, or credit cards.
- $0.20 per side for black and white copies or prints made on the Center’s standard paper or the customer’s own paper
- $0.50 for black and white transparencies or prints made on the Center’s specialty paper
- $1.20 per side for color copies or prints made on the Center’s standard paper or customer’s own paper
- $1.50 for color transparencies or prints made on the Center’s specialty paper
- $5.00 per linear foot for large format printing and $2.50 per half linear foot, e.g., 18″ of paper costs $7.50.
- $1.00 per 8.5″ x 11″ sheet for lamination (smaller sizes possible, $1.00 minimum)
For projects requiring reproduction of a large number of pages, e.g., survey forms, classroom handouts, or theses, University Printing Services may be a cost-effective option.
Note: Because Center staff cannot guarantee the successful printing of each sheet, customers supplying their own special paper should bring supplies of paper more than sufficient to print the entire job.
Large Format Printing
The HP DesignJet Z5400 Plus printer in the Student Multimedia Design Center prints PDF files on a 36″ wide roll of matte or glossy paper for $5.00 per linear foot ($2.50 per six inches). The printable width of the paper is 36″. The HP DesignJet Z2100 Photo printer prints PDF files on a 36″ wide roll of canvas for $10.00 per linear foot ($5.00 per six inches). The printable width of the canvas is 35.5″. PDF images should be designed with that dimension specified to avoid distortion or loss of detail.
Sample charges for typical large format printing:
- $20.00 for a 32″ x 48″ poster on glossy paper (requires four linear feet at $5/ft)
- $10.00 for a 24″ x 36″ map on matte paper (requires two linear feet at $5/ft)
- $15.00 for a 18″ x 32″ photo on canvas (requires 1.5 linear feet at $10/ft)
Please allow adequate time for the printing and drying of large format images. People may watch posters being printed through the window or may leave and return later to claim their prints. Staff are not responsible for any PDF that is formatted incorrectly or for poster ink fading over time.
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR AVOIDING BLACK RECTANGLES REPLACING GRAPHS
OriginLab software creates graphs used in many science and engineering disciplines. While the TIFF or PNG graph images it generates appear to have a white background when pasted into a poster design, their background is transparent and these graphs print as black rectangles when the PDF version is printed. To print OriginLab-generated graphs with the desired background color, convert the TIFF files to JPEG files and use the JPEG files in the poster.
Instructions for designing attractive, cost-effective posters
- Creating a Research Poster in PowerPoint for Mac, version 2011
- Creating a Research Poster in PowerPoint for Windows, version 2013
- Creating Posters using PowerPoint
- Style Tips for Designing Posters
- Designing a poster tutorial from the University of Leicester
- Poster and Presentation Resources from The Graduate School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Templates for basic posters
Glossy paper, 36″ edge to edge printing
- Basic poster template 36″ x 24″
- Basic poster template 48″ x 36″
- Tri-fold poster 48″ x 36″ (for mounting on tri-fold display boards)
Matte paper, 35.5″ printable area
- Basic poster template 35.5″ x 24″
- Basic poster template 48″ x 35.5″
- Tri-fold poster 48″ x 35.5″ (for mounting on tri-fold display boards)
Canvas, 35.5″ printable area
Templates for UD Research Posters prepared by the UD Office of Communications & Marketing
Glossy paper, 36″ edge to edge printing
Matte paper, 35.5″ printable area
University of Delaware Communications and Public Affairs office: Graphics standards website includes these additional resources:
- Guidelines for using official UD blue & yellow
- UD Brand Style Guide
- UD logos for web or print publication use
After the poster is designed, follow these steps to have it printed:
- Please call 302-831-8832 to ask if the printer is available.
- Bring print-ready PDF files on a USB drive to the service desk. (Hint: including your name, such as myname_poster.pdf, as part of the file name helps avoid confusion!)
- Staff will confirm the image size, quote the price, and receive payment using Flex, cash, credit card, or check before printing.
Creating and Printing an 11″ x 17″ Flyer
Microsoft Word may be used to create a four page booklet or flyer but the document needs to be formatted correctly before staff can print it on 11″ x 17″ paper. Use the instructions and sample below to understand the steps needed to create a PDF file that can be printed by the Center.
Copy services charges for two sided booklets printed at the service desk cost are the same as for other photocopies: $1.20 per side for color ($2.40) or $.20 per side for black and white ($.40). Authors are responsible for folding or stapling their own booklets.
In addition to the Student Multimedia Design Center, University of Delaware users may print large format materials using HP DesignJet Z6100 Poster Printing in UD’s Smith Hall during computing site’s hours of operation.
Anyone may take large format printing projects to commercial establishments, such as FedEx Office and Shamrock Printing (vendor names included for informational purposes). Shamrock Printing prints on 36″ to 44″ paper while Fedex Office prints on paper up to 60″ wide. Both can print banners.
Self-Service photocopy machines
Photocopiers are located throughout Morris Library (see map for specific locations). The Student Multimedia Design Center has two black and white self-service photocopiers offering these paper sizes: 8.5″ x 11″, 8.5″ x 14″, and 11″ x 17″. Library photocopiers can enlarge images up to 400% or reduce them to 25% of the original’s size. All self-service copiers have document feeders and accept UD ONEcard Flex or the Library Copy Card for payment. Self-service copy fees per single sided sheet:
- $0.10 for black and white photocopies
- $0.12 for Microform Reader Printer photocopies
Please let staff know of any problems with printing or copying. Staff in the Library cannot put funds back onto your card or refund cash for copies people have made.
Student Multimedia Design Center staff can photocopy materials for anyone who chooses not to use the self-service photocopiers. Payment for copy services is made at the service desk using Flex, cash, credit card, or check. Fees listed below for copy services are per side:
- $0.20 for black and white photocopies
- $0.50 for black and white transparencies or copies on specialty paper.
- $0.20 for black and white copies or prints made on customer’s own paper. Note: Because staff cannot guarantee the successful printing of each sheet, customers should bring supplies of paper more than sufficient to print the entire job.
- $1.20 for color photocopies
- $1.50 for color transparencies
Please allow 24 hours processing time for all copy orders.
Staff have the right to refuse copying or printing services based on any doubt of copyright violation. Before making a request for copying services, please see the Copyright Research Guide.
Two Epson V600 color flatbed scanners are available for use on the computers in the Student Multimedia Design Center.
These can scan A4 or US letter size documents or photographs (up to 8.5″ × 11.7″) at 54400 × 74880 pixels at 6400 dpi optical resolution. Included with these scanners are transparent media adapters for scanning slides, negatives, and other non-print materials. More than one piece of transparent media may be scanned at a time, including 12 frames of 35 mm film strip; 4 35 mm slides; or up to 22 cm of 6 cm medium format film.
The scanners are kept on carts near the service desk and may be rolled to any computer when needed.
The Student Multimedia Design Center has five scanners and one scanner/copier. Each has a document feeder that can scan or copy 50 pages at a time. Scanning is free.
The five Book ScanCenter™ devices can:
- scan books and documents into searchable PDF, Word doc, JPEG, TIFF and PNG file formats in color, greyscale, or black and white.
- send scanned files to
- Center print release station (see printing for specific charges by type)
- a smartphone or tablet
- cloud-storage (Google Docs)
- USB flash drive
- to scan books and documents into searchable PDF, Word doc, JPEG, TIFF and PNG file formats with the click of a button.
- Send scanned files to email; to a smartphone/tablet; to document-storage systems like Google Docs, FTP sites and network folders or to additional document-management devices like fax machines, USB flash drives and multifunction devices.
- – See more at the Scannx website
The Scanner/Copier can:
- Enlarge images up to 400% or reduce images to 25% of their original size
- Photocopy documents onto 8.5″ x 11″, 8.5″ x 14″, and 11″ x 17″ paper ($.10/page)
- Scan documents at up to 600 dpi resolution into PDF or TIFF files, which may be uploaded to the UD Dropbox, attached to an email, or saved onto a USB drive.
- Serve as a virtual fax machine, when used with online services such as FaxZero or MyFax. Alternatively, UD students may have documents faxed by Campus Mail staff in the General Services Building on South Chapel Street when that office is open. The fee is $1 for for the first page and $.50 for each additional page.
Digital media that may be used with the scanner/copiers are available for purchase at the Student Multimedia Design Center desk.
There are three digital microform scanners available for public use in the Student Multimedia Design Center. Please sign in at the service desk to use these scanners.
These scanners allow library users to scan a microfilm or microfiche image at up to 600 dpi resolution into eCopy Desktop or Adobe Acrobat Professional imaging software.
Image files can be emailed or saved to digital media, available for purchase at the Student Multimedia Design Center desk.
Scanner use is limited to two hours per person when other users are waiting.
Digital Media for Purchase at the Student Multimedia Design Center
The Student Multimedia Design Center recommends saving files often and offers external hard drives and flash drives for loan. The following digital media are available for purchase at the service desk, which accepts payment by cash, credit card, check, or Flex.
- 16GB USB Flash drive $15.00
- Generic Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter $10.00
- CD-R $1.00
- DVD-R $2.00
- DVD-R (Dual Layer) $5.00
- Blu-Ray R Disc $5.00
Defective products may be exchanged for a replacement if returned to the Student Multimedia Design Center within 30 days of purchase with a receipt.
16GB USB Flash drive – $15.00
Easy to use, USB flash drives offer a simple way to save and transport files from one computer to another. Ideal for: portable storage of documents and images, or for transfers from one computer to another.
Generic Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter – $10.00
The generic Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter allows Mac users to display their multimedia projects with VGA-compatible projectors located throughout the UD campus.
Ideal for: presentation using VGA-compatable projectors with newer Macintosh computers, including MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac, Mac mini, Mac Pro. To ensure compatability, please bring the Mac the adapter is to be used with when purchasing.
Defective adapters may be exchanged for a replacement if returned to the Student Multimedia Design Center within 30 days of purchase with a receipt.
CD-R disc – $1.00
Recordable CD-R discs store data, including music or video.
Ideal for: recorded audio projects set up to play on CD players.
DVD-R disc – $2.00
DVD discs offer more storage space than CD-ROM discs and may be used in many computers. Inexpensive and good for storing data when a CD-ROM won’t hold all the necessary files. They are also the best choice when making a standard “playable” DVD, meaning a DVD that will play back in DVD and Blu Ray players.
DVD+R (Dual Layer) – $5.00
DVD with two layers of recordable media (dual layer) offers greater storage capacity than single layer DVD discs without requiring use of a Blu Ray player. These discs are a bit less reliable as “playable” DVDs as some players will reject them, but since they hold more data, it is sometimes necessary to use these when your video is longer than an hour.
Blu-Ray R – $5.00
Recordable Blu-Ray R discs offer a higher capacity for storing data, including music or video, than CD-R and DVD-R discs. These discs can be used in conjunction with our portable Blu Ray recorder to create playable Blu Ray discs using software such as Adobe Encore CS6, or Final Cut Pro X.